£108m Euromillions Win Makes Neil Trotter the UK's 745th Richest Man

By Gerald Lynch on at

We now know the identity of the lucky, lucky person who won last week's Euromillions jackpot. Neil Trotter, a mechanic from Coulsdon in South London, is the first Brit to win the Euromillions jackpot this year -- a whopping £107.9 million.

The win sees Trotter leapfrog the fortunes of west-country impressionist George Michael and Blue Plaque recipient Robbie Williams, with the mechanic now the UK's 745th richest person, based upon the Sunday Times Richlist for 2013. However, even this win pales in comparison to the UK's biggest ever lottery win -- £161 million was awarded Colin and Chris Weir for their 2011 Euromillions win.

It turns out Trotter was fairly confident he would win, even going as far as mimicking the words of his television namesake, and telling staff at his father's office, "This time tomorrow I'll be a multi-millionaire." Well Neil, you weren't wrong. [BBC]